” Block Party” at Hastings Folk Garden in Vancouver Downtown Eastside on August 18 – 19, 2009

 

Student volunteers are organizing the building of a garden shed out of compressed earth block (CEB).

Block party graphic

“We want to give people an opportunity to learn how they can build this way, and also to learn about the great advantages of building with earth. Folks who come out to volunteer with us on Tuesday Aug 18 and Wednesday Aug 19 will be guided through the blending, forming and curing processes of CEB, and can contribute to the Folk Garden by making some earth blocks for its new shed.

After the blocks have been cured for about a week, we will be having another work party to assemble the building…   there will be another announcement for that next week.

We are doing this project with the support of The Hastings Folk Garden Society and Building Opportunity for Business, in part as a way to investigate the possibility of developing this technology as a new branch of social enterprise in the Downtown Eastside.

We are doing this project with the support of The Hastings Folk Garden Society and Building Opportunity for Business, in part as a way to investigate the possibility of developing this technology as a new branch of social enterprise in the Downtown Eastside.

We are hoping to bring lots of people out for a couple of cheerful work party days in the garden.

Hope to see you there!

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